Monday, May 12, 2014

Marriage Monday: Celebrating through the Years {Link up}

Welcome back to Marriage Monday!  I'm so glad you've joined me as we focus on strengthening and promoting godly marriages, both in our nation and in our own backyards!

Today, I'm going to take a break from my series on the characteristics of the godly wife. Why? Mostly because we had a whirlwind weekend and I'm exhausted! We went from one big celebration to another, and I didn't get even a sliver of a chance to work on a blog post! Also, I'm wearing my grandmother hat today, as I watch sweet little Sarah Brooke for a couple days so that her parents can get away for their anniversary!!  :)  I think it's great that they are getting a little time away to focus on one another and to celebrate this early milestone in their marriage! 

Since Josh and Kristi are celebrating their second anniversary today, I thought I'd post a couple pictures from their beautiful wedding!

Josh and Kristi ~ May 12, 2012

Not only are we celebrating Josh and Kristi's anniversary, but on Wednesday, Alan and I will be celebrating our own anniversary!  :) Here are some pictures of us from just a few short years ago!!  ;)

Alan & Elizabeth ~ May 14, 1983

Don't we look like babies??  :)  Ha ha!

Here is a little more recent picture of us, taken yesterday!  :)

The years fly by and it is important for us to celebrate each and every year of our lives together, as we count down the miles of our journeys together. 

If you've missed any of the posts in my godly wife series, this might be a good time to catch up on the ones you've missed.

Click on the following links to read the other posts in this series:

The Abiding Wife

The Respectful Wife

The Accepting Wife

The Admiring Wife

The Supportive Wife

The Humble Wife

The Grateful Wife

The Joyful Wife

The Content Wife

The Trustworthy Wife

The Kind Wife

The Sympathetic Wife

The Pure Wife

The Serene Wife

Your Turn to Share:

How do you celebrate your wedding anniversaries?  Do you got out to dinner or out of town?  Do you have any special traditions??  I'd love for you to share!  Please leave a comment here on my blog or over on my Facebook page, so we might all be encouraged! You may also email me at if you wish to share a private testimony.

If you were blessed or encouraged by this post, please consider sharing it with your friends on Facebook or other social media sites.  Thank you!

Link up:

I'd love to have you link up your blog to mine!  Please link up any past or present posts related to Christian marriage.  Don't forget to link back to my blog!  Thanks!

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Blogs I link up with from week to week:

What Joy Is MinePhotobucket Making Your Home Sing Monday!


a-wise-woman-builds-her-home          Messy Marriage

   Wifey Wednesday button Wholehearted Wednesday

 A Little R & R Operation Wife

Proverbs 31 Link Up     Hope In Every Season

     Graced Simplicity

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Rebecca's Refining said...

Such a beautiful and godly sister I have!! I love you!!!!!!!!!

Cheryl said...

Oh, Elizabeth! Such beautiful pictures! God has blessed you with such a precious, lovely family. I know you already know that,but I so appreciated you sharing. :) You were a beautiful bride, and age has only added to your beauty. God bless you and grant you and your husband many more years together!! You are such a shining example to those who come after you.

Sheila Kimball said...

Loved the wedding photos! Happy Anniversary blessings to all of you. Simply beautiful.
Sheila at Longings End

The Mayo Family said...

Awe! How sweet!
Happy Anniversary!
Yes, I agree with the other's beautiful of you all and the years of love and the Lord make you all even more beautiful!
Enjoy the special hat your wearing today! I can not believe that the years have passed so quickly for all of us!
Blessings to all of you~

emilysestuary said...

Congratulations on your wedding Anniversary.

Jenifer Metzger said...

Happy anniversary!! God bless you both as well as your children!

Thanks for linking up with Woman to Woman's Word Filled Wednesday! God bless!

busymomof10 said...

Thank you all for your kind words! Went out to dinner with my hubby last night and enjoyed some fabulous shrimp and scallops! Then we went to Starbucks for some after-dinner coffee and conversation! The main topic of conversation? How we were going to fix our septic system/drain field problems (complete with an illustration my hubby sketched out for me!) and how we could arrange our schedules to attend the funeral of a good friend's husband, who died on Tuesday. Yes, marriage (and life in general) isn't always a walk in the park! Sometimes it is a walk through the dark valleys . . . Thankfully, we don't have to walk alone!!

WholeHearted Home Judith Kowles said...

Loved the pictures (which are so 70s or 80s) and your hair .... just like mine used to be (except yours is so blond and mine is so brown). Yes, just babies. Isn't it funny how fast time flies?! Happy Anniversary!!

busymomof10 said...

LOL! I had the Farrah Fawcett hairstyle back in those days! :)

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